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Senators Engage in a New Bipartisan Effort to Pass Dream Act


Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham and Democratic Sen. Richard J. Durbin (pictured right) hope to succeed in passing legislation giving undocumented young immigrants a path to citizenship.

Posted on Jul 22, 2017 READ MORE
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Robert Scheer and Lizbeth Mateo Explore the Contradictions of U.S. Immigration Policy

Truthdig’s editor in chief speaks with the lawyer and immigrant-rights activist, who self-deported to illuminate the plight of immigrants like herself.

Posted on Jul 19, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Congressman Says Administration Is ‘Anxious to Get Started’ With Mass Deportation of Immigrants


After a meeting with Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly, Rep. Luis Gutierrez warns two types of protected immigrants to “prepare for the worst.”

Posted on Jul 13, 2017 READ MORE

Immigration Court Spotlights the ‘Legal Hell’ of the U.S. Deportation System


The courts often impose unfair penalties on immigrants arrested by ICE. The process can also be a nightmare for judges and lawyers, and it’s only getting worse.

Posted on Jul 9, 2017 READ MORE

Where Is the Outrage Over Anti-Immigrant Bills?


While Donald Trump had to pull back on some of his proposed policies, the “resistance” has been too compliant regarding two bills now before Congress.

Posted on Jul 7, 2017 READ MORE

What Trump Didn’t Know About Herat When He Barred Robotics Students From Visiting the U.S.


The American Embassy in Kabul denied visitor visas to six high school girls who traveled 500 miles from the city of Herat to apply for those visas.

Posted on Jul 2, 2017 READ MORE

Trump’s Travel Ban 2.0 Goes Into Effect


The ban has set the stage for a Supreme Court battle over executive powers later this year. (Pictured: A Muslim woman awaits a relative’s arrival at the Los Angeles airport on Thursday.)

Posted on Jun 30, 2017 READ MORE

Living in the Shadows


A new book by writer, photographer and union organizer David Bacon is a bilingual fusion of journalism and documentary photography that reveals the humanity and suffering of marginalized Latino workers.

Posted on Jun 30, 2017 READ MORE

Seymour Hersh Casts Doubt on April’s Syrian Gas Attack


Behind the scenes of the U.S. attack on a Syrian air base, American military and intelligence officials doubted that the Syrians had used chemical weapons, according to the investigative reporter.

Posted on Jun 27, 2017 READ MORE

Mayors to Trump: Immigration Orders Meddle With Cities


Toughening of immigration enforcement actually creates problems, they say. (Pictured, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.)

Posted on Jun 26, 2017 READ MORE

Archbishop José Gomez on the Intersection of Catholicism and Immigration (Video)

Truthdig Managing Editor Eric Ortiz and the archbishop of Los Angeles discuss fear in undocumented communities and the future of immigration policy under President Trump.

Posted on Jun 22, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Immigrant Workers and Activists Challenge Ben & Jerry’s Over Working Conditions


A march for better pay and housing on farms that provide milk to the ice cream maker led to the arrest of two immigrants—and more protests.

Posted on Jun 20, 2017 READ MORE

Trump Administration Authorizes Short-Term Continuation of DACA Program


The president may still uphold a campaign promise to eliminate the 2012 program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which protects undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children.

Posted on Jun 16, 2017 READ MORE

Latino Students in Philadelphia Draw Comics to Reveal Their Fears About Immigration


The kids—ages 7 to 15, from undocumented families of Mexican descent—express themselves at an “Illustrated Migration Stories” workshop.

Posted on Jun 9, 2017 READ MORE

Oculus Founder Is Developing New Surveillance Technology With Help From Peter Thiel


Palmer Luckey, the 24-year-old Silicon Valley wunderkind, is planning a comeback after being forced to leave Facebook, which acquired his virtual reality company for $2 billion in 2014.

Posted on Jun 6, 2017 READ MORE

How Undocumented Communities Targeted by Trump Can Push Back (Audio)

In a new episode of “Scheer Intelligence,” host and Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer and civil rights attorney Laboni Hoq discuss protecting the rights of undocumented immigrants in the age of Trump. Transcript added.

Posted on Jun 2, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

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Posted on May 28, 2017 ENLARGE

Florida Officer’s First Question to Immigrant in Accident: ‘You Illegal?’


Instead of helping a man who had been knocked off his bicycle by a pickup truck, a police officer quizzed him on his immigration status.

Posted on May 25, 2017 READ MORE

Communications Inequality Comes Home to Roost


Policies set in motion by the GOP and its loyal FCC chief, Ajit Pai, have created a communications crisis. Here’s why, and what we can still do to stop them.

Posted on May 25, 2017 READ MORE

Trump Administration’s Arrests of Noncriminal Immigrants Up 150 Percent


The policy is having a devastating effect on families and communities.

Posted on May 23, 2017 READ MORE

Can the Pope Save Trump?


If anyone ever needed a conversion experience—and fast—it is President Trump.

Posted on May 21, 2017 READ MORE

Trump Administration Deploys a Controversial Tool in Its Immigration Crackdown


The Detroit News reports that FBI and Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents used invasive surveillance equipment in their hunt for undocumented immigrants.

Posted on May 21, 2017 READ MORE

Border Patrol Detention of Student Activist Is Retribution, Critics Say


Claudia Rueda, who protested the detention of her mother last month, was detained by Border Patrol agents earlier this week, prompting charges that her arrest was a form of retaliation.

Posted on May 20, 2017 READ MORE

Movement for Impeachment Must Be Grounded in Opposition to Trumpism and the GOP


Many on the left are balking at pushing for Donald Trump’s impeachment because of the prospect of a President Pence. But that shouldn’t stop them.

Posted on May 18, 2017 READ MORE

Immigration Arrests Rise Almost 40 Percent in Trump’s First 100 Days


The numbers, released by Immigration and Customs Enforcement this week, show how the administration’s crackdown on the undocumented is playing out across the U.S.

Posted on May 18, 2017 READ MORE

No Anti-Immigrant Victory for Trump—So Far


The president lost big in Congress this week as Republicans and Democrats rejected his budget cuts for now, including those directed at immigrants.

Posted on May 4, 2017 READ MORE

May Day: Thousands March for Immigrants Across the U.S. (Multimedia)

Take a look at Truthdig’s coverage of Monday’s demonstration in Washington, D.C.

Posted on May 1, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Donald Trump Is on Course to Be One of the Worst Presidents in U.S. History


Trump had a chance for a transformational presidency, but his decisions in his first 100 days in office have put him on an almost irreversible path to failure.

Posted on May 1, 2017 READ MORE

Hundreds of Thousands Ready to Strike on May Day


Organizers believe this year’s turnout, reflecting concerns about and defiance of the Trump administration’s immigration policies, will be the biggest in over a decade.

Posted on Apr 30, 2017 READ MORE

Truthdigger of the Week: Kevin de León, Advocate for ‘Sanctuary Cities’ and Immigrant Rights


As many Democrats face backlash for their weak opposition to the Trump administration, the California Senate leader stands out for his refusal to mince words.

Posted on Apr 30, 2017 READ MORE

Officials Detain Undocumented Immigrant as an Adult on His 18th Birthday, Law Firm Reports


Erik Javier Flores Hernandez has an asylum application pending, but the Immigrant Defenders Law Center says he was shackled and taken from a children’s shelter to an adult detention facility.

Posted on Apr 29, 2017 READ MORE

Trump’s First 99 Days in 99 Seconds (Video)

“The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” gives viewers a rapid-fire look at what it calls “the 99-day dumpster fire you just lived through.”

Posted on Apr 29, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

The Many-Sided, Overlapping Meanings of May Day


The working-class holiday has Marxist and anarchist industrial-era roots, but the significance of May 1 goes deeper than that.

Posted on Apr 29, 2017 READ MORE

Will Trump Repeat the Historic Chinese Exclusion Act Mistake?


The president’s executive orders hurl America back to 1882, when Congress passed a law barring immigration based on a specific race and national origin.

Posted on Apr 28, 2017 READ MORE

May Day March Planned as Trump Stokes Fear Among Immigrants


If the past is any predictor, millions across the United States will march May 1 in defense of immigrant rights and against the president’s increasingly draconian policies.

Posted on Apr 27, 2017 READ MORE

Terrorizing the Vulnerable


Undocumented people are living in fear as the Trump administration accelerates arrests under a brutal policy whose “family values” call for ripping families apart.

Posted on Apr 26, 2017 READ MORE

Trump’s ‘Sanctuary City’ Threat Is Quashed. Does Our President Have Any Grasp of the Constitution?


Tuesday marked the third time a Donald Trump policy connected to immigration has been struck down on constitutional grounds.

Posted on Apr 26, 2017 READ MORE

Federal Judge Blocks Trump’s Order to Strip Funds From ‘Sanctuary Cities’


A U.S. District Court judge in San Francisco put the controversial order on hold, arguing it infringed on the constitutional rights of local governments.

Posted on Apr 25, 2017 READ MORE

Justice Department Sets June 30 Deadline for Compliance From ‘Sanctuary Cities’


DOJ plans to withhold federal funding from jurisdictions where law enforcement personnel do not cooperate with immigration authorities.

Posted on Apr 24, 2017 READ MORE

Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen Advance to French Election Runoff


Whether France will stay in the European Union or head for a “Frexit” largely comes down to which of the two leading vote-getters will prevail May 7.

Posted on Apr 23, 2017 READ MORE

Yes, Sweden Is a Paradise Lost—but Not Because of Immigration


In a whirlwind of rumors, Sweden has come to occupy a central role, cast as the innocent, naive, white country in the North that has collapsed because of its own goodness.

Posted on Apr 20, 2017 READ MORE

Donald Trump’s Modern-Day Gestapo


The Republican Party’s professed reverence for family values doesn’t apply to undocumented immigrants.

Posted on Apr 20, 2017 READ MORE

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Posted on Apr 20, 2017 ENLARGE

10 Myths About Immigration in the United States


Here’s a list of common misconceptions—plus information to separate fact from fear.

Posted on Apr 19, 2017 READ MORE

John Oliver on Why We Should Pay Close Attention to the Upcoming French Election (Video)

France is on the verge of committing a nativist mistake comparable to those the United States and Britain made in 2016, the “Last Week Tonight” host says.

Posted on Apr 17, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

A Search for Justice in ‘Finding Oscar’


The documentary traces the story of a 1982 massacre of a Guatemalan village to a trial three decades later, with human rights advocates as the heroes.

Posted on Apr 14, 2017 READ MORE

Trump’s Wall: How Much Money Does the Government Have for It Now?


Answer: $20 million. That’s enough to cover the cost of seven miles of wall.

Posted on Apr 13, 2017 READ MORE

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